Workforce Resources

Apprenticeships + Workforce Training Opportunities

Apprenticeship Carolina & Youth Apprenticeship

As a division of the SC Technical College System, Apprenticeship Carolina allows employers to create an apprenticeship program at no cost. The program assists in the fields of IT, manufacturing, hospitality, culinary, logistics, construction, and healthcare.

Bread & Butter

Helping to bridge the gap between job training and placement for Charleston’s hospitality community, Bread & Butter screens and places qualified hospitality workers in positions throughout Charleston.

Lowcountry Local First Growing New Farmers Program

The Growing New Farmers Program provides training in farm production and business planning. The program offers apprenticeship placement with a mentor farmer or food system business mentors and a certificate in Sustainable Agriculture.

One80 Place

One80 Place ends and prevent homelessness through job training services. The organization offers a five week culinary training program for veterans and homeless residents of One80 Place.

Palmetto Training

Palmetto Training provides training and certification in the manufacturing and construction fields. The school offers free job placement assistance to all of their graduates.

ReadySC

ReadySC offers recruitment solutions, training solutions, and training sites in the fields of biotech and manufacturing. They provide customized recruiting and training solutions to companies throughout South Carolina.

Trident Technical College

Trident Technical College offers apprenticeships, continuing education courses, customized training, and employer resources in the fields of manufacturing, hospitality, and contract services.

 

Job Listing Opportunities

Catch Talent

Catch Talent is a tech recruiting agency that provides employers with talent attraction and branding services. Catch is based in Charleston, S.C. and caters to growing technology, digital media, and professional services companies.

Charles Foster Staffing

Charles Foster Staffing is an independently operated staffing agency that specializes in clerical and professional positions. Their hiring managers and connections with the Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce, Association of Information Technology Professionals, and Charleston Trident Realtors Association allow for Human Resource solutions to ensure an effortless recruiting process.

Charleston Digital Corridor Talent Portal

The Charleston Digital Corridor Talent Portal is a community-sourced initiative that aims to promote the region’s tech economy through integrating new tech companies into the community. The CDC’s Talent Portal provides companies with locally curated resources that focus on Charleston’s technology community.

Greater Charleston Restaurant Association

The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association is a not-for-profit organization that serves the Charleston area restaurant industry. Members of the organization have access to a food and beverage industry resume portal and discounts with GoodHire background check company.

Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Employment Center

The Charleston Metro Chamber of Commerce Employment Center offers a resume and job portal that caters to all industries. Chamber members can post job listings and view resumes of job seekers for free.

Serve Your City

Serve Your City is an association that assists restaurants in attracting and retaining employees in the food and beverage industry. SYC provides their members with strategies, knowledge, and tools to strengthen their employer brand.

Palmetto Goodwill

Palmetto Goodwill offers the services of GoodPeople Staffing, a community based, non-profit staffing agency. GoodPeople Staffing assists with interviewing and screening potential temporary or full-time employees.   Palmetto Goodwill also offers job seeker workshops, hospitality training, and contract services for specific industries including warehouse, landscaping, and custodial.

SC Works

The SC Works Online Services System links all of South Carolina’s state and local workforce services and resources to provide a large workforce development database to employers. The database can used to post positions, search for candidates, and review job market trends throughout South Carolina.

 

Business Support Resources

Commercial Space Services by Lowcountry Local First

LLF members have access to two different resources to address challenges that may arise when it comes to a physical location for your business: the Local Space Database and the Commercial Space Advisory Team

SC Business One Stop

The South Carolina Business One Stop exists as a free online source for existing and emerging businesses. SCBOS is a government-provided bridge between businesses and South Carolina State Agencies that can provide assistance in starting, running, expanding, or relocating a business. The SCBOS website provides a single portal that can help businesses meet state requirements for registration, licensing, permitting, and filing reports and returns.

Directory of Companies

CharlestonWorks

CharlestonWorks is a site created by the Charleston Digital Corridor that offers a directory and map of known tech and tech-related companies.

Lowcountry Local First Online Local Business Directory

Find a local to support by browsing more than 30 business categories, searching by keyword or by company name.

Job Fairs

Greater Charleston Restaurant Association

The Greater Charleston Restaurant Association hosts hospitality industry job fairs that are open to the public and free to all. The fair is hosted by Members of the Charleston Area Hospitality Association (CAHA) and the Greater Charleston Restaurant Association (GCRA) and aims to connect employers to residents that live in the neighborhood.